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Elephant image


Oil on canvas

80 x 60 inches
203.2 x 152.4 cm

Gift of Elizabeth Harris Pesce


Milton Resnick’s thickly impastoed works, sometimes of immense proportions, reflect a faith in the evocative powers of paint itself.

Over his long career, Resnick painted through classic Abstract Expressionist action painting, to arrive at works that gave the impression of allover monochromatic fields, although in fact comprised of myriad hues.

His paint application became increasingly dense and his palette generally darkened, resulting in canvases of subtle, almost topographical presence. In the last years of his life, Resnick turned his painterly touch to visionary figure paintings alternating darkness with humor.